Friday, May 11, 2012

Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Challenge!

Oh, my! Has it really been two weeks since I've posted here on my blog? I know I've been busy, but I didn't think it had been that long.

We've got another color challenge from Kathy over on the Lily Pad Cards blog. Look at these yummy colors!

This time we are sponsored by Globecraft Memories. It's a neat company with some wonderful products like bubble frames, Piccolo Card Decor, Pure Sparkle Glitter and more! We were lucky enough to get to play with some of their newest products. It was a challenge for me to create something with elements I had never used before, but it was also lots of fun! I'm not thrilled with my projects but I know if I played some more, there would be a whole lot of cool ideas I'd come up with for these products. Here's my first one.

I used the Tartan Background stamp from Hero Arts for the inner, oval frame, layering it over the melon colored, larger oval. The flowers are from the Sizzix/Hero Arts, stamp and die-cut set called, Bold Pop Designs. I stamped and embossed them in white on the same melon colored paper. Here is a side view of the frame. It doesn't show in the photo, but it also has a little stand in the back, just like a normal picture frame would have. And isn't the globe fun?! :)


Then I decided I wanted to make a card, using one of the frames and a globe, along with the cute, Piccolo Card Decor. They are like tiny, little chipboard pieces. I stamped the Fabulous Flourish from Hero Arts on the melon paper. The oval and green flower are both stamped with Old Letter Writing.


. . . . and a side view.


Since one of the themes for this month's Hero Arts contest is interactive cards, I thought it would be fun to make my flower a wobbly one, and also make it so the globe lifts open from one side.


So there ya have it! A chance to win some fun products, from a really cool company, just by using the fabulous colors from Kathy's palette! I sure hope you all join in the fun! You can check out all the details on the Lily Pad Cards blog and see the fun and beautiful creations from the rest of the design team.

On a personal note . . . with Mother's Day coming, I'll be putting in extra long hours in the floral department at work this weekend. It's been crazy this week already, just getting everything all set to go, so I have not been able to get to all the blogs I usually enjoy visiting. I'm hoping to get back to it soon after the weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! Hope it's a wonderful day!

28 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome card absorb! I think you did a great job with your new goodies! Love ovals and sparkly flowers!

Dawn said...

fabulous Barb. Your projects are lovely

Lynn said...

Barb,
I hope you get a chance to put your feet up this weekend. Beautiful, beautiful card my friend.

joy said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too, Barb! I've missed seeing your posts. These cards are lots of fun and you did a great job with these products.

Bethany said...

Pretty cards Barb! I hope you have a nice weekend!

Maureen Morton said...

What fun you had with these cards, and what fun they are to see! Love that oval shape and that sweet tag with the heart (one of my favs!) has the negative space - adorable. And, my dear, you DO wobble with grace! Love the backgrounds on this one. I know your shoppe is looking beautiful and ready for the weekend crazies! Take care, dear pal.

Annette said...

beautiful cards...great designs and love the shape...

Vicky said...

So creative and beautiful Barb! Love it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb your art is so beautiful it is appropriate it should be showcased in these fabulous globes! Great idea of the one globe opening.

Anita Recksiedler said...

Hi Barb! These cards are gorgeous! The globes are so fun and I love how you used them and the colors too! :> Hope even though your so busy at work you enjoy your Mother's Day! :> Hope the weather is as great as it is here!

Pam W Merwin said...

Both of your cards are great! How very creative you are. Love the color choices for each :)

Virginia L. said...

You rocked this challenge, Barb!! I can't believe that you actually make TWO cards! Both are gorgeous. It's perfect to showcase the dimensions and colors with the Globe features! Hope your weekend is a GREAT one and thst the work is not too hectic! xoxo

Brenda said...

I think you came up with some awesome and fun ideas Barb! Both are beautifully done!

Lisa said...

I'm lovin all these bobbly flowers everyone is making!! So much fun :) The globes are super cool and I really like how you used both of them.
Don't forget to enjoy Mother's Day yourself! You're always working too hard!!

alexandra s.m. said...

so creative Barb!
I love them and wish you a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful dimensions on the flowers. The wobbly flower is sweet! New products are always fun to play with and you used them beautifully!

Greta said...

Great colors & I love how you used them, Barb! The globe looks like fun--I've never used one.

Robin K. said...

Hi Barb! So nice to see you blogging again:) Hope you have a fabulous Mother's Day and don't work too hard! I've never seen those bubble things before and I like how you used them in your designs! The wobble flower is cute too!

Trinh said...

Time flies doesn't it?! I live how you made the globe interactive and the fresh, pretty colors. Happy mother's day and hope you get some time to relax!

Karen B. said...

What a neat product, and you've used it so beautifully here with your shaped card and wonderful colors!

paula said...

Barb, your cards are amazing. I think you did wonderfully with them. I hope that you get some "me time" soon. Have a wonderful Mothers' Day

walchowDesign said...

Awesome cards with the fun globe, Barb! Love the fresh colours too!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both of these globe cards are fantastic Barb! I hope you didn't work too hard and had a Happy Mother's day!

Joy said...

Gorgeous Barb, love both cards and you layout could not be more perfect, hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day and got through that busy time at work, hopefully now things may settle down just a little for you..hugs

donna mikasa said...

Such cool projects, Barb! I especially love the second one with the wobbly flower. Very interactive! I would be shakin' that card like mad! =)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, your cards are awesome-- beautifully done. Love your design and love the colors. Glad to see that you are back. Hugs to you.

Disp6194 said...

Love the cards Barb! Glad to see you creating again, you've been missed! :)

Simone said...

Barb these cards are all so beautiful! I love the shaped one. Love them all :)